The Thomas Fahey Family Foundation has generously offered a $25,000 challenge match to help Heartland Therapeutic Riding (HTR) raise important operating funds. This means that any gift you make before December 31, 2017 will be doubled by their generosity. Together, we can raise $50,000 by the end of the year to support HTR’s weekly therapeutic riding lessons, summer camp, and care for our 4-legged, 1,000 lb. therapists.  Give now!

Your gift will support riders like Ali. When you meet 7-year old Ali at HTR, you would never know that every day she struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. For Ali, HTR is her happy place. She feels safe and secure here; and her anxiety and stress fade away. Ali’s mother, Heidi says, “It’s who she is now! Horses are her thing … they ground her.”

Ali’s parents wanted her to find a safe place where she could accomplish goals on her own. They tried swimming, dance, and soccer, but Ali’s extreme separation anxiety and special medical needs were just too much for her to overcome.

Finding HTR gave Ali and her family hope! Our four-legged therapists help calm and relax Ali. This sense of peace is difficult for her to find beyond the walls of the barn. She is making new friends, building her self-confidence and coping skills, and even attended her first all-day summer camp at HTR.

For 40 years, HTR has provided individuals like Ali a supportive and fun-filled environment to improve and enrich their lives through equine-assisted activities and therapies. As the demand for our services grows each year, we are asking you to consider a gift to HTR. With your support, we can help more individuals with disabilities thrive.

Please contact us anytime with questions or comments at 913.897.3939 or info@htrmail.org. Click here to give online.